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Podcast: Transitioning Profee Coding to the Facility Setting

Posted by Dipak Patel on Apr 5, 2018 2:00:00 AM

Deirdre LeBlanc, Vice President HIM at Parkland Health and Hospital System, speaks about transitioning profee coding to the facility setting. Dee discuss the importance of taking a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach when considering a change in your coding processes. Communication, collaboration, and education all play an important part is the transition of profee coding to the facility setting.

Podcast: Ethics and Compliance in Coding

Posted by Dipak Patel on Mar 22, 2018 2:00:00 AM

Gloryanne Bryant, former National Director of Coding Quality, Education, Systems and Support at Kaiser Permanente, speaks with us about ethics and compliance in coding. Gloryanne talks about the importance of not just putting standards in place, but making sure others apply ethical standards to ensure consistency, continuity, and ultimately, quality.

Podcast: Developing the Future Leaders of HIM

Posted by Dipak Patel on Mar 8, 2018 2:00:00 AM

Sandra Brightwell, Director of the Health Information program at Central Arizona College, speaks with us about developing the future leaders of HIM. Working in higher education allows Sandra to share her experiences and help students reach their goals,whether they are just starting their careers or at a point where they want to rejuvenate their careers. Learn how her program prepares students for successful careers in HIM for today and into the future.

Podcast: Taking the Path of Information Governance

Posted by Dipak Patel on Feb 22, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Jami Woebkenberg and Jann Owens from Banner Health share their insights on Information Governance (IG). With all the data that healthcare facilities handle - from the consumer and patient levels to business information to human resource information - all of it ties in together. IG is about managing that information, making sure that we keep it secure,and  that we’re sharing it appropriately. Hear from Jami and Jann on building an IG program by starting on a department level with many of the daily functions and day-to-day operations and and rolling them into an IG program.

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Podcast: How to Leverage Outsourced Coding to Achieve Your Objectives

Posted by Dipak Patel on Feb 8, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Terri Eichelmann, Director of HIM at BJC HealthCare, oversaw an HIM department that was decentralized and was a mix of internal coders and contracted coders from multiple vendors. This presented challenges for both management and the coders themselves. Hear how she centralized coding and established an outsource coding partnership with a vendor that is "almost an extension of us, that we feel is part of our coding team." 

Topics: Outsourcing, Healthcare

Podcast: The Continuing Evolution of HIM

Posted by Dipak Patel on Jan 25, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Cortnie Simmons, Director of Strategic Coding at R1 RCM, joins us to talk about the current state of HIM, where HIM is headed, and the current challenges HIM is facing. Hear Cortnie's perspective on the changing roles within HIM, the continuing importance of leveraging the right technologies, and the increased focus on data quality. 

Topics: Healthcare